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October 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

Join the Toasted Owl Tavern for a Halloween Fun Run/Walk to benefit Dakin Humane Society! Click here to see all the information about the event, and then click here to register! Cost is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event.


Do you have the cutest dog? The cutest cat? Of course you do! Well, here’s your chance to prove it! Dakin presents our "Dakin Pawparazzi" photo contest (in conjunction with Go Go Photo) that will allow you to upload the cutest photos of your pet and have your family, friends and…well…ANYONE be able to vote for them! The cost to upload a photo is $5 (no limit on number of uploads) and the cost per vote is $1 (no limit on votes). Voting ends October 6 at noon. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 vote-getters in the dog and cat categories.


The Republican/ readers from the Pioneer Valley have once again voted Dakin as the best local nonprofit and our Mutts & Mimosas event as best charity event in the 2015 Reader Raves poll. Thank you! We are honored to receive your votes. We couldn't do what we do without all of you!






Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.



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Dakin opens new england's first kitten nursery

Dakin Humane Society has opened the Nicholas J. Piepul Kitten Nursery at its Springfield location.  Click here to read more.

Valley advocate 2014 best of the valley  readers' poll

A BIG Dakin thank you to all of you who voted us the Best Local Non-Profit and Best Place for Dog Training in the Valley Advocate's "2014 Best of the Valley Readers' Poll." We appreciate your support and it always strengthens our mission to help animals and people throughout the Valley.

dakin stories...

...Summer 2014 issue, The Gift of Second Chances, explores how Dakin's Buddy Fund provides life-saving medical care to animals in need. Find out more about Dakin's work to treat illness and injury in the shelter and beyond. Click here to read.

dakin Offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics

Dakin Humane Society now offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics to help low-income community members protect their pets. Learn more.

dakin receives $13,000 from the Massachusetts animal coalition

Dakin has received a generous grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Learn more...

Get your "animal friendly" license plate!

Massachusetts Animal Coalition "I'm Animal Friendly" License Plates help provide spay/neuter services in our community.  Get yours today!


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